5 Truths About Rehab - To the person in the waiting room | Arrow Health

5 Truths about rehab

The day has come. It’s time for you to check in to Arrow Health’s in-patient program and begin a new chapter of your life. You might be wondering if you’re making the right decision, or trying to convince yourself that you don’t really need to be here. It’s okay. These are common responses when sitting...
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Alcohol addiction support, Melbourne

What Are The Long Term Effects of Alcohol Consumption?

Results from the 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey showed that 77% of Australians aged 14 and over drank alcohol in the previous year. Of this, nearly 10% of them are likely to meet the criteria for alcohol addiction. A further 29% of this group were using alcohol to a hazardous or harmful extent. Perhaps...
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The Dangers of Drink Driving - Behaviour Change Programs | Arrow Health

The Dangers of Drink Driving

Driving is a pretty complicated activity. There are so many things that you need to think about and familiarise yourself with to be able to control a vehicle harmoniously on the road with others. It’s not just about being able to move a steering wheel, you also need to be fully aware of your surroundings....
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What are the long-term effects of ice | Arrow Health - Long-term Ice effects

What are the long-term effects of Ice?

Ice, also known as crystal meth, shard, glass, or puff is a highly addictive and powerful substance affecting the central nervous system. According to the Australian Drug Foundation, 6.3% of Australians aged 14 years and over have used meth/amphetamines one or more times in their life with 1.4% of Australians aged 14 years and over...
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What does ht VicRoads behaviour Change Program involve?

What does the VicRoads Behaviour Change Program involve?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Arrow Health’s VicRoads Behaviour Change Programs and what is involved. Why do I need to complete a VicRoads Behaviour Change Program? If you have committed a drink/drug driving offence you are required to complete a Behaviour Change Program to regain your driver’s licence. You will...
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Drug and Alcohol Rehab, Melbourne Rehab

Rehab for Women

Rehab For Women With Addiction: Differences, Healing, Support Women who are experiencing addiction often face unique challenges that can make it difficult for them to access the help they need. They also require a different approach when it comes to addiction treatment. Some rehabilitation centres specifically tailor their services to meet the needs of women...
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Get your licence back after drink/drug driving

How to get your licence back after a drink driving offence.

Driving with a Blood or Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) over the legal limit is a serious offence. Factors such as your age, the type of licence you hold, and what your offence was can impact the degree of penalties you are faced with. After receiving a fine and having your licence cancelled for a determined...
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what does addiction mean

What does addiction mean?

Addiction is a clinical syndrome that is usually associated with compulsive drug and alcohol use. People who are addicted to drugs will have formed a habit of using such drugs frequently, which will negatively impact the user’s health and wellbeing. Those who have become addicts rely heavily on drugs or other substances to get through...
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Addiction Treatment in a Pandemic

“Addiction prevalence is not going to slow down during this period, with recent research suggesting that the problem will only get worse during the lockdown.” – Doctor Lapa, Rehab Clinics The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, affecting all of us in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the world. Now more than ever, people are feeling the...
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long term effects of ectasy

What are the long-term effects of ecstasy?

Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, can have long term effects on the brain. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, MDMA increases the activity of three different neurotransmitters including: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. This means things such as sleep, pain, appetite and mood are negatively impacted. Think no sleep, no appetite, and continuous mood-swings....
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